10 [a]For it became [b]him, for whom are all these things, and by whom are all these things, [c]seeing that he brought many children unto glory, [d]that he should consecrate the [e]Prince of their salvation through afflictions.

11 [f]For he that [g]sanctifieth, and they which are sanctified, are all of [h]one: wherefore he is not ashamed to call them brethren,

12 [i]Saying, (A)I will declare thy Name unto my brethren: in the midst of the Church will I sing praises to thee.

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  1. Hebrews 2:10 He proveth moreover by other arguments, why it behooveth the Son of God who is true God (as he proveth a little before) to become man notwithstanding, subject to all miseries, sin only except.
  2. Hebrews 2:10 God.
  3. Hebrews 2:10 First of all, because the Father, to whose glory all these things are to be referred, purposed to bring many sons unto glory. And how could he have men for his sons, unless his only begotten Son had become brother to men?
  4. Hebrews 2:10 Secondly, The Father determined to bring those sons to glory, to wit, out of that ignominy wherein they lay before. Therefore the Son should not have been seen plainly to be made man, unless he had been made like unto other men, that he might come to glory in the selfsame way, by which he should bring others: yea rather, it became him which was Prince of the salvation of others, to be consecrated above others, through those afflictions, Prophet, King, and Priest, which are the parts of that principality for the salvation of others.
  5. Hebrews 2:10 The Chieftain, who as he is chiefest in dignity, so is he the first begotten from among the dead, amongst many brethren.
  6. Hebrews 2:11 The ground of both the former arguments: for neither should we be sons through him, neither could he be consecrated through afflictions, unless he hath been made man like unto us. But because this Sonhood dependeth not upon nature only, for no man is accompted the son of God, unless that besides that he is a son of a man, he be also Christ’s brother, (which is by sanctification, that is, by becoming one with Christ, who sanctifieth us through faith) therefore the Apostle maketh mention of the sanctifier, to wit, of Christ, and of them that are sanctified, to wit, of all the faithful, whom therefore Christ vouchsafeth to call brethren.
  7. Hebrews 2:11 He useth the time that now is, to show us that we are yet still going on, and increasing in this sanctification, and by sanctification he meaneth our separation from the rest of the world, our cleansing from sin, and our dedication wholly unto God, all which Christ alone worketh in us.
  8. Hebrews 2:11 One, of one selfsame nature of man.
  9. Hebrews 2:12 That which he taught before of the incarnation of the sanctifier, he applieth to the prophetical office.